Gaming and esports company, Penta Esports, has announced that ‘Battlegrounds Mobile India’ (BGMI) will be the esports title of ‘Penta Amateur League’ December 2021 edition with a prize pool of Rs 5,00,000.
Registrations have started and squads can enter the tournament on Penta Esports’ platform pentaesports.com, the gaming company announced in a statement.
The qualifiers of the tournament will run from 13th to 21st December. The finals will be broadcast live on Penta’s Facebook page and YouTube channel from 28th to 30th December. The broadcast will be preluded by the ‘Penta Talk Show’ on 25th December.
The ‘Penta Amateur League’ is exclusively for amateurs and semi-professional esports athletes and teams. The games chosen for the tournament throughout the league will be platform agnostic and will include PC, console and mobile titles. Season 1 of the league will run for six months, October 2021 to March 2022, with a monthly prize pool of Rs 5,00,000, adding up to a total prize pool of Rs 30,00,000.
The November 2021 edition of the league featured Valorant. The playoffs took place from from 26th to 28th November with team God Particles winning the tournament 3 – 1 in a best of 5 match finals against Nogas Esports.
The broadcast of the playoffs were preluded by the Penta Talk Show, with the caster and host discussing the qualifiers, team journeys and discussing possibilities for the playoffs. The final day of the playoffs also saw an opening music performance by singer and songwriter, Sushant Satija prior to the matches.
Commenting on the development, Penta Esports co-founder and head of esports Kiran Noojibail said: “Our aim is to provide aspiring esports athletes of the country with a platform to showcase their skills and earn recognition. BGMI is a popular title in India and this tournament will be a stepping stone for budding esports athletes of this game to come to the limelight .”
The complete details of the league are available on Penta Esports’ platform, pentaesports.com. The platform is a one stop destination for all things Penta, including match schedules, match results, VODs of tournaments and leagues, content, news, announcements and much more.
Founded by industry veterans Anurag Khurana, Kiran Noojibail and Akshay Paul, Penta Esports aims to disrupt the ecosystem in India with a holistic approach towards the sector, including leagues, tournaments, content and much more.
Notably, Penta Esports was founded in 2021 and is the esports arm of Newgen Gaming, with a 360 degree approach towards the esports ecosystem of India. It’s an all-in-one destination for esports in the country, including leagues, tournaments, content and more.
On the other side, Newgen Gaming was born out of the zeal to democratise esports in India. Founded by a team of gamers and esports enthusiasts, the company intends to disrupt the Indian esports ecosystem, while providing opportunities to youngsters of the country who want to take up esports as a profession.
Propelled by the idea of a holistic approach, the brand plans to extend its footprints across the entire esports ecosystem, including all its additional aspects. The company undertakes esports operations under its brand, Penta Esports.